Designers from coast to coast are coming up with fresh ideas for kitchen upgrades. This year’s hottest trends bring many new aesthetic styles while functionality also plays a leading role in the top design ideas.
If you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen, take inspiration from these trendy items spotted by the design experts at Wellborn Cabinet:
In recent years, backsplash tile has played a more prominent role in kitchen design and has continued to grow in popularity to the point that tile is now a complete focal point. From attractive colors and patterns to texture that brings in a new dimension, kitchen tiles can make a big statement. In fact, dark tiles aren’t just limited to the backslash. Patterned tiles are an on-trend choice to add character to your floor and decorate non-commonly designed spaces such as window panes with practical materials, such as tiles, that are easy to clean and maintain.
Function is front and center in residential kitchen design this year, and homeowners’ growing demands for home appliances are proof of that. From double ovens to add-on dishwashers, homeowners are sticking with more useful features. There are even some kitchens with two refrigerators, which may be an indication of the way grocery shopping habits have changed during the pandemic, with fewer, but more, trips to the store.
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Whether you capitalize on the charm of a “hidden” room or are drawn to the idea of a smoother aesthetic, a pantry can be a stunning and practical solution. With a pantry, you can add extra space to your existing pantry to create a better flow for your floor plan. Available in a variety of widths and heights, Wellborn Cabinet’s Walk-Through Storage blends naturally with the rest of your cabinets to create visual continuity. Built-in magnetic door handles add stability and keep doorways closed.
After years of painted cabinetry and woodwork dominating kitchen design, wood grain finishes are making a comeback. The look is relaxed and inviting, and with a wide range of stain options, it’s also possible to go for an ultra-modern look or veer towards a more traditional style. Outside the cabinets, there’s plenty of room to incorporate the warmth of wood, like butcher counters or exposed beams.
green, blue and earth tones
Jewel-inspired hues have had their moments, but this season’s color scheme is more about subtle shades that blend with neutrals for lighter, brighter spaces that feel more spacious and spacious. Greens, in particular, pair well with a range of wood finishes, whether it’s cabinets, worktops, or furnishings. Incorporating green, blue, and other colors inspired by nature allows you to bring an earthy serenity to a crowded and crowded room, and this shape lends itself well to the design creating a cohesive connection with the adjacent outdoor living space.
Smart Storage Solutions
The kitchen is a busy place prone to clutter, and this season you’ll find multiple examples of practical solutions popping up in show kitchens. Features that can make your kitchen tasks easier and more tidy come in all shapes and sizes. For example, invisible knife racks tucked into drawers, drawer dividers for maximum customization, and sliders that make it easy to empty trash and recycling bins.
Marble isn’t necessarily a new trend, but this year’s attention is on marble slabs with striking veining that really make counters pop. For a new marble look, ditch the typical white, gray, or black patterns in favor of color. Premium gold veining or even full panels of stunning green, blue, and red can make a statement. If budget is an issue, or you’re worried about too much of a good thing, consider using a wide board over a smaller area, such as an island, rather than outfitting the entire kitchen.
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